Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness

Troubling Vision Performance Visuality and Blackness Performance Visuality and Blackness Troubling Vision addresses American cultureOCOs fixation on black visibility exploring how blackness is persistently seen as a problem in public culture and even in black scholarship that challenges

  • Title: Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness
  • Author: Nicole R. Fleetwood
  • ISBN: 9780226253053
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Troubling Vision addresses American cultureOCOs fixation on black visibility, exploring how blackness is persistently seen as a problem in public culture and even in black scholarship that challenges racist discourse Through trenchant analysis, Nicole R Fleetwood reorients the problem of black visibility by turning attention to what it means to see blackness and to the Troubling Vision addresses American cultureOCOs fixation on black visibility, exploring how blackness is persistently seen as a problem in public culture and even in black scholarship that challenges racist discourse Through trenchant analysis, Nicole R Fleetwood reorients the problem of black visibility by turning attention to what it means to see blackness and to the performative codes that reinforce, resignify, and disrupt its meaning Working across visual theory and performance studies, Fleetwood asks, How is the black body visualized as both familiar and disruptive How might we investigate the black body as a troubling presence to the scopic regimes that define it as such How is value assessed based on visible blackness Fleetwood documents multiple forms of engagement with the visual, even as she meticulously underscores how the terms of engagement change in various performative contexts Examining a range of practices from the documentary photography of Charles OC TeenieOCO Harris to the OC excess fleshOCO performances of black female artists and pop stars to the media art of Fatimah Tuggar to the iconicity of Michael Jackson, Fleetwood reveals and reconfigures the mechanics, codes, and metaphors of blackness in visual culture.OC Troubling Vision is a path breaking book that examines the problem of seeing blacknessOCothe simultaneous hyper visibility and invisibility of African AmericansOCoin US visual culture in the last half century Weaving together critical modes and methodologies from performance studies, art history, critical race studies, visual culture analysis, and gender theory, Fleetwood expands Du BoisOCOs idea of double vision into a broad questioning of whether OCyrepresentation itself will resolve the problem of the black body in the field of vision.OCO With skilled attention to historical contexts, documentary practices, and media forms, she takes up the works of a broad variety of cultural producers, from photographers and playwrights to musicians and visual artists and examines black spectatorship as well as black spectacle In chapters on the trope of OCynon iconicityOCO in the photographs of Charles Teenie Harris, the OCyvisible seamsOCO in the digital images of the artist Fatimah Tuggar, and a coda on the un dead Michael Jackson, Fleetwood s close analyses soar Troubling Vision is a beautifully written, original, and important addition to the field of American Studies.OCOOCoAnnouncement of the American Studies Association for the 2012 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize

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